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  • Virginia R Savely

    Prominent publications by Virginia R Savely

    KOL Index score: 7834

    Complement split products C3a and C4a are reportedly elevated in patients with acute Lyme disease. We have now examined these immunologic markers in patients with chronic Lyme disease compared to appropriate disease controls. The study population consisted of 29 healthy controls, 445 patients with chronic Lyme disease, 11 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and six patients with AIDS. The Lyme disease patients were divided according to predominant musculoskeletal symptoms ...

    Also Ranks for: Lyme Disease |  c3a c4a |  antibiotic therapy
    KOL Index score: 4550

    BACKGROUND: Morgellons disease is a controversial illness in which patients complain of stinging, burning, and biting sensations under the skin. Unusual subcutaneous fibers are the unique objective finding. The etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, and diagnostic criteria have yet to be established. Our goal was to identify prevalent symptoms in patients with clinically confirmed subcutaneous fibers in order to develop a case definition for Morgellons disease.

    METHODS: Patients with ...

    Also Ranks for: Morgellons Disease |  skin fibers |  symptoms patients |  tick borne |  aged caucasian
    KOL Index score: 4029

    Morgellons disease is a mysterious skin disorder that was first described more than 300 years ago. The disease is characterized by fiber-like strands extruding from the skin in conjunction with various dermatologic and neuropsychiatric symptoms. In this respect, Morgellons disease resembles and may be confused with delusional parasitosis. The association with Lyme disease and the apparent response to antibacterial therapy suggest that Morgellons disease may be linked to an undefined ...

    Also Ranks for: Morgellons Disease |  delusional parasitosis |  apparent response |  delusions humans |  fiberlike strands
    KOL Index score: 2766

    BACKGROUND: We have shown previously that extended intravenous antibiotic therapy is associated with low morbidity and no mortality in patients referred for treatment of neurologic Lyme disease. In this study, we evaluated the benefit of extended intravenous antibiotic therapy in patients with symptoms of neurologic Lyme disease.

    METHODS: Patients with significant neurologic symptoms and positive testing for Borrelia burgdorferi were treated with intravenous antibiotics, and biweekly ...

    Also Ranks for: Antibiotic Therapy |  lyme disease |  patients symptoms |  borrelia burgdorferi |  symptom severity
    KOL Index score: 2539

    Morgellons disease is a mysterious skin disorder that was first described over 300 years ago. The disease is characterized by fiber-like strands extruding from the skin in association with dermatologic and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms. Although Morgellons disease has been confused with delusional parasitosis, the occurrence of the disease in children, the lack of pre-existing psychopathology in most patients and the presence of subcutaneous fibers on skin biopsy indicate that the ...

    Also Ranks for: Morgellons Disease |  subcutaneous fibers |  antibiotic therapy |  patients presence |  delusional parasitosis

    Lyme disease testing

    KOL Index score: 1067
    Also Ranks for: Lyme Disease |  prevention humans


    Virginia R Savely: Influence Statistics

    Sample of concepts for which Virginia R Savely is among the top experts in the world.
    Concept World rank
    definition morgellons #2
    lack preexisting psychopathology #2
    skin fibers fiber #2
    mystery morgellons disease #2
    mysterious skin disorder #2
    lyme agrobacterium #2
    symptoms morgellons disease #2
    skin biopsy disease #2
    etiology morgellons #2
    presence subcutaneous fibers #2
    subcutaneous fibers #2
    mystery morgellons #2
    delusional parasitosis occurrence #2
    fiber sensations #2
    unusual subcutaneous fibers #2
    microscopic subcutaneous #2
    concept morgellons disease #2
    unique objective finding #2
    patients subcutaneous fibers #2
    intact skin lesions #2
    agrobacterium role #2
    morgellons disease mystery #2
    common symptoms fiber #2
    disease fiberlike strands #2
    2552 weeks #3
    cognition myalgias #3
    biweekly evaluation #3
    range 7354 #3
    improved cognition fatigue #3
    treatment 2552 weeks #3
    fiberlike strands #3
    arthralgias improved #3
    sixlevel ordinal scale #4
    antibiotic therapy concept #5
    disease morgellons #6
    mystery unfolds #7
    fiber prevalence #8
    symptoms fiber #9
    arthralgias patients #12
    disease mystery #12
    confirmed subcutaneous #13
    neurologic lyme disease #14
    lesions intact skin #14
    fatigue myalgias #17
    fibers unknown #22
    myalgias patients #24
    controversial illness #24
    morgellons disease #25
    sensations skin #28
    extended intravenous #28

    Key People For Morgellons Disease

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    Virginia R Savely:Expert Impact

    Concepts for whichVirginia R Savelyhas direct influence:Morgellons disease,  Lyme disease,  Chronic lyme disease,  Neurologic lyme disease,  Intravenous antibiotic therapy,  Subcutaneous fibers,  Patients lyme disease,  Chronic lyme.

    Virginia R Savely:KOL impact

    Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Virginia R Savely has influence:Morgellons disease,  Delusional parasitosis,  Chronic lyme,  Spirochetal infection,  Borrelia burgdorferi,  Morphologic variants,  Ekbom syndrome.



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